Hello Linux Geeksters. YaRock is an open-source audio player based on QT4 and Phonon multimedia framework and written on C++. It is multiplatform, works on Linux, Mac and Windows. It has support for the most popular audio formats and playlists (m3u, pls and others) and online radio stations. It can be also used from the terminal, offering a light and fast usage. It does not have desktop environment dependencies, so it can be easily installed on your Linux box. The latest version available is YaRock 0.9.63.
In this article I will show you how to install YaRock 0.9.63 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Debian Sid, Debian Wheezy and Debian Squeeze.
There is no PPA available for the latest YaRock version, and so, we have to install it from sources. Follow this steps for a successfull installation:
1. Install the needed dependencies:
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential qt4-dev-tools libphonon-dev libtag1-dev libqt4-sql-sqlite libqjson-dev
2. Download the YaRock 0.9.63 tar.gz:
$ wget -c https://launchpad.net/yarock/trunk/0.9.63/+download/Yarock_0.9.63_source.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf Yarock_0.9.63_source.tar.gz
3. Compile the sources:
$ cd Yarock_0.9.63_source
4. Install YaRock:
$ sudo make install
5. Clean up the unnecesarry files created during compilation:
$ sudo make clean